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Delicious Hawaiian Sausage Pineapple Recipe

The Final Product Should Look Like This!

The caramelizing of the brown sugar and pineapple heavy syrup have made the dish so shiny it is reflecting the camera flash.  It has a sweet and salty taste that we all love!

The caramelizing of the brown sugar and pineapple heavy syrup have made the dish so shiny it is reflecting the camera flash. It has a sweet and salty taste that we all love!

Just a Few Ingredients

Just a few ingredients mixed together and 20 minutes of simmering and you will have a mouth watering Polynesian Dish that will make your family beg for you to make this dish again!

Just a few ingredients mixed together and 20 minutes of simmering and you will have a mouth watering Polynesian Dish that will make your family beg for you to make this dish again!

Bring the Best Hillshire Farm Sausage or Kielbasa Dish to a Potluck Meal

Have you ever had sweet and hot flavors at the same time. It is quite a delicious combination. The Dole pineapple, pineapple syrup, and Dixie Crystal light brown sugar make the dish sweet. However, the Hillshire Farm hot sausage, made with jalapenos and red chili peppers which gives the dish a little kick!

This recipe is considered the main entrée and can be served in various ways. Generously pour this stir fried sausage and pineapple mixture over a large serving of mashed potatoes, wheat pasta of any kind, or your choice of rice. This meal can be made with kielbasa, Italian sausage, pork sausage, or hot dogs as long as Jalapeno and red chili peppers, or flavoring of the peppers is added to the recipe, should the meat not include these flavors. Add a side salad, or hot green vegetables, and you have an easy, tasty meal.

My husband and I both enjoy cooking as a hobby, not a necessity. He enjoys a hot but flavorful palate whereas my taste buds prefer something a bit more mild. That being said, this is obviously one of Scott Sullivan 's masterpieces. I am publishing it with his permission. If you are like me, however, enjoy the more milder taste of a different flavored sausage. Be creative! Make substitutions and experiment with which flavors you and your family enjoy the most.

The Pineapple

Chop the pineapple if you are unable to purchase it cubed or crushed in heavy syrup.  Personally, I prefer to chop the pineapple myself so I can make the perfect sized chunks that my family enjoys.

Chop the pineapple if you are unable to purchase it cubed or crushed in heavy syrup. Personally, I prefer to chop the pineapple myself so I can make the perfect sized chunks that my family enjoys.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces (1/2 pound) Hillshire Farm Hot Smoked Sausage, hot
  • 8 ounces Dole Canned Pineapple rings or chunks, in heavy syrup
  • 1/4 cup Dixie Crystal Brown Light Sugar, packed
  • Tons of Love, the most important ingredient

The Kielbasa

Slicing the Hillshire Farm Kielbasa into bite sized pieces.  Be creative and choose different flavors depending on what your family prefers; whether it be hot and spicy, mild, or another delicious flavor.

Slicing the Hillshire Farm Kielbasa into bite sized pieces. Be creative and choose different flavors depending on what your family prefers; whether it be hot and spicy, mild, or another delicious flavor.

Just a little longer before you enjoy a new combination of flavors.

Just a little longer before you enjoy a new combination of flavors.

Instructions

  1. Purchase a Hillshire Farm hot sausage, and chop the sausage into several 1/2 inch slices. These will be browned in the skillet with the other ingredients.
  2. The pineapple must include heavy syrup. Sometimes it only comes in rings. If that is the case then cut the rings into 1/2 inch by 1 inch chunks.
  3. If you choose to, spray skillet with non-stick spray. It is not necessary because of the fat in the sausage, but in the beginning it may not be a bad idea.
  4. Combine the sausage, pineapple, and brown sugar in the skillet and sauté on medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir the combination every few minutes and keep covered.
  5. Continue to simmer and occasionally stir until the sausage is browned and the pineapple has a brownish color, and has caramelized crispy edges. There will be sweet syrup to use as gravy.
We are almost there!  Cover and simmer for a bit, stirring occasionally.

We are almost there! Cover and simmer for a bit, stirring occasionally.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

20 min

30 min

Serves 4 adults

The Right Skillet Can Make All The Difference!

So, what did you think? I would love to know!

Thank you for your interest in my work. I certainly hope the read was helpful and entertaining. Please feel free to leave comments, suggestions, or constructive criticism in the comments section below.

It truly means a lot to me that you've dropped by to read my recipe and I look forward to getting some feedback on the dish. If you are so inclined, please visit my home page at Mmargie1966.hubpages.com and you will find more delicious recipes including great tasting desserts and healthy, low calorie, salads!

"Be kind to one another" ~ Ellen

God Bless You ~ Margaret Sullivan

Comments

bestentryDSLR on September 05, 2013:

I'm not a big sausage person but I think that this recipe will be a game changer. Voted up!

Amy Gillie from Indiana on June 07, 2012:

This looks terrific! I love that it can be used in a variety of ways. Adding this to my meal plan for next week!

Dianna Mendez on June 06, 2012:

I love those sausages. Your recipe is another great way to enjoy them. I must make this very soon.

Marcy Goodfleisch from Planet Earth on June 06, 2012:

Oooooh - the combination of the spicy sausage and the pineapple sounds heavenly! This would be a great appetizer, I think; the flavors sound so tasty!

Voted up and up!

Rhys Baker from Peterborough, UK on June 06, 2012:

I'm salivating! I love food with a nice kick to it. And this looks straightforward enough. Thanks for sharing!

Mmargie1966 (author) from Gainesville, GA on June 05, 2012:

Thank you for your comment, Denise! Enjoy!

Mmargie1966 (author) from Gainesville, GA on June 05, 2012:

I appreciate your kind words, wayseeker. I hope you enjoyed it!

Mmargie1966 (author) from Gainesville, GA on June 05, 2012:

You can use any kind of sausage you want. If the sausage isn't spicy, then you will need to compensate with your own spices.

Thanks for commenting!

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on June 05, 2012:

This looks very easy to make and just right for a quick family supper. Thanks for sharing. :)

wayseeker from Colorado on June 05, 2012:

Margie,

I love simple dishes. Sausage, in particular, is a simple comfort food (to be enjoyed once in a while, of course). I love the simplicity of this and the presentation here is clear and easy to follow.

I've not been a fan of sweet meats for much of my life, but after making those Tacos al Pastor, which had a pineapple garnish on them, I warmed a bit to the idea. This is definitely tempting, and now I know where to come.

A solid recipe,

wayseeker

Healing Herbalist from The Hamlet of Effingham on June 05, 2012:

Looks yummy! I'm getting hungry now. Could you use any sausage in this, like chourico too?

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